Police looking for gun-toting SUV driver

Posted at 07/27/14 5:58 PM

MANILA -- Authorities are now looking for the driver who was caught on camera pointing a gun at a taxi driver after a video of the incident became a viral hit on the Internet.

The viral video showed a man driving a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) involved in a heated argument with a taxi driver. The man then took out his gun and pointed it at the taxi driver, who also had a weapon with him.

After a few seconds, the SUV drove off, with the taxi following it.

The video was taken by a passenger on board a bus behind the two vehicles.

The taxi driver on the video, Glen Remetio, has already presented himself to the authorities. According to him, he and the other driver got into an argument as they were approaching Cubao flyover.

"Pag-cut sa akin, bumaba siya, pinagmumura niya ako," Remetio said, adding that the man also punched him, and threatened to kill him.

Remetio explained that he deliberately went after the SUV, hoping that a traffic enforcer would apprehend them.

"Gusto ko talaga mahuli kami ng MMDA, para maimbestigahan kami. Bakit siya nanutok ng baril? Hindi naman kami nagkabanggaan, hindi nagkasagian," he added.

The Cubao police and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) are already looking for the other driver. -- report from Carolyn Bonquin, ABC-CBN News